I've used Mollio on two projects now, and I have to say I'm really impressed.  The guys down at Daemon have done a great service to web developers at large by releasing Mollio as they have.  I can't say I particularly care for the red/black theme, but it's consistent, attractive, and unless you've got branding considerations, is perfectly acceptable.

It's also really easy to work with, as it's pretty unobtrusive in your markup.  Sure, there's some things you have to do a certain way (like the way you assemble forms or use THEAD), but nothing terribly bizarre.  I just took a little 15-page app that didn't have HTML tags or a stylesheet and Mollio-ized in about an hour, including some futzing with my layouts to not use (gasp!) tables.  In my defense, I assmbled the app in about 3 hours last night between midnight at 3am (and FB5, by the way, rules).

My next task with it will be to rebrand it a bit.  Starting with changing the color scheme and some of the L&F images, of course, and I'm hoping that'll be enough.  Their CSS is pretty well written, so I think I'll be able to get all I need with just that.  I'll also be extending the CSS (the form formatting stuff, in particular) to do some extra stuff (like per-field validation errors).  More details as that process progresses.

Anyway, if you haven't taken a look, highly recommended.  And all you BlogCFC guys out there, I'd bet Mollio would provide a 2-hour route to get away from the default look and feel with pretty minimal fuss.  It's got decorated pod support built right in and everything.  And when you're done, open source it.  ;)

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